A walk along the beach

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Aloha kakahiaka

I just wanted to wander today, it’s a shame VOG was covering the sky. VOG is a blend of two words, volcanic and smog. Normally the trade winds prevent the VOG from making its way from the Big Island where Kilauea emits an estimated 2,000 tons of vog every day, but weather patterns brought the VOG in our direction, so the photos over the next few days are not as bright and sunny as they could have been.

I still had a wonderful day; first stop was Duke’s lane and a little market, then through the international market place where most vendors were still to set up and on to the beach where the VOG cover didn’t prevent the beach lovers from stopping by.

Mel and I met back up for lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, where I enjoyed a fantastic Luau salad, a peach Bellini and a delicious piece of cheesecake.

Duke's Lane market
(Check out the review - yet to be written)

 

After lunch I headed back to the beach where a little bit of blue was poking through, so I wandered the length of Waikiki Beach, up to the pier and back down in front of all the lovely hotels. It was a lovely relaxing day, Mel wanted to lay by the pool, I know that can be relaxing, but I also knew I would only get bored, so we chose to go our separate ways today.

 

At the end of the day we met back up again for dinner, tonight we ate at a Paradiso Seafood & Grille at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre where I ate the Lobster Fettuccine, and boy was it mouth-watering.

 

It was off to bed reasonably early tonight as we had a full day planned for tomorrow. Stay tuned, tomorrow is jammed packed full of fun and adventure.

Sweetski says:
I've experienced quite heavy rainfall when I was in the Maldives. Still seemed like paradise to me. With the right spirit, vog doesn't ruin a day, it adds to its own special character :D I am happy to learn you had a lovely day.
Posted on: Jun 14, 2008
hummingbird50 says:
Cheescake...yummy!! :)
Posted on: Jun 13, 2008
missandrea81 says:
I'm glad you had a great time! Love the pictures!!!
Posted on: Jun 13, 2008
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Aloha kakahiaka
Aloha kakahiaka
Dukes Lane market
Duke's Lane market
International market place
International market place
Pretty swanky Police vehicle
Pretty swanky Police vehicle
Waikiki Beach Police station
Waikiki Beach Police station
Next to the Police station
Next to the Police station
Surfing lessons on Waikiki
Surfing lessons on Waikiki
Surfing lessons on Waikiki
Surfing lessons on Waikiki
Busy on the beach, even on a Vogy …
Busy on the beach, even on a Vogy…
The Duke
The Duke
The Duke
The Duke
The Duke - yet again
The Duke - yet again
Nice grassy area near the beach
Nice grassy area near the beach
Ever heard about Hawaiian time, it…
Ever heard about Hawaiian time, i…
Moon Dog
Moon Dog
My Peach Bellini
My Peach Bellini
The delicious Luau salad at The Ch…
The delicious Luau salad at The C…
The original cheesecake - the one …
The original cheesecake - the one…
Surfing instructor
Surfing instructor
Palm trees on the beach
Palm trees on the beach
Another grassy area by the beach
Another grassy area by the beach
Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
Mopeds locked up at the beach
Mopeds locked up at the beach
Surfboards at Waikiki
Surfboards at Waikiki
Just sittin back and relaxin
Just sittin' back and relaxin'
Some more chillin spots
Some more chillin' spots
Low flying birds
Low flying birds
Waves on the opposite side of the …
Waves on the opposite side of the…
A little fountain on the side of t…
A little fountain on the side of …
Flowers by the side of the road
Flowers by the side of the road
Looking towards the hotels at the …
Looking towards the hotels at the…
Palm trees at Waikiki
Palm trees at Waikiki
Palm trees at Waikiki
Palm trees at Waikiki
Palm trees at Waikiki
Palm trees at Waikiki
A protected area to swim in
A protected area to swim in
Hotels down the beach
Hotels down the beach
Waiting for the perfect wave
Waiting for the perfect wave
Here it comes
Here it comes
Great action shot
Great action shot
... and hes back
... and he's back
Another low flying bird
Another low flying bird
... and some low flying pants; I d…
... and some low flying pants; I …
Now thats a set of door handles
Now that's a set of door handles
Great signs for sale
Great signs for sale
Hanging flowers
Hanging flowers
Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
Waikiki surfer
Waikiki surfer
Dukes (downstairs) and The Hula G…
Duke's (downstairs) and The Hula …
Surfs up!
Surfs up!
Beach scene
Beach scene
I love the sky in this one
I love the sky in this one
Body surfing
Body surfing
A happy couple
A happy couple
The pink palace; say hi to the per…
The pink palace; say hi to the pe…
Driftwood on the beach
Driftwood on the beach
Entrance to the Rum Fire at the Sh…
Entrance to the Rum Fire at the S…
Yet another view of Diamond Head
Yet another view of Diamond Head
A private little beach
A private little beach
Diamond Head from the private litt…
Diamond Head from the private lit…
Driftwood
Driftwood
Just a couple of fellas enjoying a…
Just a couple of fellas enjoying …
Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea
He had a fish on his line
He had a fish on his line
High tide
High tide
A pretty pink hibiscus
A pretty pink hibiscus
A pretty pink hibiscus
A pretty pink hibiscus
Its getting dark so the lamp are …
It's getting dark so the lamp are…
Surfer girl checking out the waves
Surfer girl checking out the waves
Dukes
Duke's
A spot to lock your surfboard up w…
A spot to lock your surfboard up …
Sitting on our balcony enjoying th…
Sitting on our balcony enjoying t…
Each evening singers and hula danc…
Each evening singers and hula dan…
In the gardens of the Royal Hawaii…
In the gardens of the Royal Hawai…
In the gardens of the Royal Hawaii…
In the gardens of the Royal Hawai…
Princess Bernice and Pauahi Bishop
Princess Bernice and Pauahi Bishop
DINNER!!! Yummy
DINNER!!! Yummy
Waikiki
photo by: mrgishi